March 14, 2018

Self-Made Stationery & Free Easter Printables

Hello my friends,

I just recently bought this amazing hand lettering book by Frau Annika. It so inspired me to design some stationery. Well, basically I was just doodling on white sheets of paper but I think it turned out quite cute, don't you think?

Quite a fun way to create unique stationery. I am thinking about writing a tutorial for this, what do you guys think?

And with Easter not too far away, I thought it would be great to offer a new set of free printables :) Of course the printables had to be Easter related and sort of colorful.
Click on the pictures below to grab you free copy:

Easter egg madness :)

A lil' something for the planner people :)

Happy Craftin' my friends and see you soon!


February 28, 2018

Planner Fun & Happy Mail

Hello everyone,

well, first things first, the new planner inserts for March are available for download. As per usual, please go to the Planner Inserts page to grab your copy!

Besides the March inserts I also have another planner goodie for you - a Harry Potter Movie Tracker :) Its design is pretty basic so there's plenty of space to add some color if you like.

I am wondering, are there any inserts you would like me to add to my collection? Any special trackers, overviews, etc? Maybe a special format like A5 for example? If so, please let me know in the comments below and I will see what I can do :)

Apart from that I decorated my planner just recently with some easy self-made stickers. For the stickers I simply printed a couple of nice pictures I found via Google Picture Search as well as some of my own printables on a sheet of sticker paper. This made me think I should create more printables throughout the year, it's so much fun to work with them :)

Okay, so one might get the impression my world solely turns around planners and such. Well, I am happy to tell you that's not the case :) There are also other fun things like for example some Happy Mail I created and sent out in January. It has arrived by now so it's safe to share ;)

Happy Mail for my friend Kristin
I am soooo in love with wax seals lately :)

Happy Mail sent to my friend Sarra in Algeria

Happy Mail sent to my friend Dena in the United States

Well, that's it for today. Happy planning and crafting y'all!


February 14, 2018

DIY Tassels made from Yarn Scraps [Tutorial]

Hello everyone,

as usual I did some crocheting over the Christmas holidays. And while I was fiddling around with plenty of yarn scraps I had the idea to use them for another crafting project instead of just throwing them away. For whatever reason the only thing I could think of was making tassels, something I wanted to try for quite a while now. And here's the result:

Those tassels are quite easy to make...

Start by choosing some yarn scraps that are not too short in length.

Bundle them with yet another piece of yarn and tie two knots.

Use some nice looking thread and start wrapping it around the tassel.

When you're happy with the result, close by tying two to three knots. Afterwards use a needle to draw the ends of the thread through the tassel as shown in the picture below.

Cut off the excess thread and shorten the tassel to the desired length - Done!

Now I have to figure out what to do with all those tassels ;)

Happy Craftin'!


January 31, 2018

Christmas Presents, an AliExpress Order & Tea Time

Hello everyone,

with Christmas 2017 being over for more than a month now I am finally able to share this Christmas present I hooked for my friend Kristin :)
I found this lovely Fox Head Scarf thingie over at pinterest. Unfortunately, the link to the pattern doesn't seem to work any longer. Luckily, I downloaded the patter before it was taken offline. So in case you're looking for the pattern but can't find it, let me know, I've got a copy stored somewhere on my hard drive and am willing to email it to you :)

This project was definitely fun to crochet. It took me quite a while but it was all worth it.
I used a 100% cotton yarn for it by the way. To be honest, I prefer using cotton yarns for all of my crochet projects lately.

Apart from self-made things I also love to give local products as presents. For example coffee from the two local roasters Seegert and Die Kaffeerösterin.
Lately, I also discovered wonderful products made from Kassel City honey like honey liqueur, honey vinegar or even mead. And an all-time favorite are the mug cakes from Tüpfelchen.

What things do you like to give as presents? Maybe also some products from your area?

Alright, change of subject. My AliExpress Order arrived last week! I love ordering planner and crafting supplies at AliExpress. You can get the cutest things and the prices are pretty low. And then it's always wonderful to finally receive your order which is always a surprise - because it takes quite a while to be shipped to you and in the meantime you normally forget what you've order ;)

Okay, here's what I got:

A transparent A5 planner for some memory keeping
A felt A5 planner for my spritual art project
A set of rings for filofax inserts archiving

Lots and loooooots of stickers :)

And in case you're interested in one of these goodies as well, here's a link to the AliExpress shop: JIANWU Shop

And last but not least, I had my friend Carina over for tea last weekend. Carina prefers drinking fruit tea so I brewed us a pot of my all-time favourite fruit infusion Roasted Almonds by TeeGschwendner. It's a seasonal tea that is only available around Christmas. Last year I bought an extra large package of it so that I can drink it all year around.

We had IKEA almond cake and Dongles donuts for tea :)

Well, that's it for today, see you soon :)


January 17, 2018

Planner Update, February Inserts & a Haul

Hello everyone,

January 2018 is in full swing and so is my planning obsession :)

Shortly before 2017 came to an end, I added a few more DIY dashboards to my Filofax. Once again I mainly used paper from my beloved Flow Magazine.

Last week I finally finished the inserts for February. They are looking slightly different than the January ones as you can see.
My intention this time was to use the weekly overview just for appointments and such. This way I was able to minimize the space for each day and put it on one page instead of two. I'll then have a full page for my to-do list. We'll see how that works.
As usual, please go to the Planner Inserts page to download your copies!

Side note 1: So far I haven't put any Paper, Wool & Yarn watermarks on my inserts but I'm thinking about maybe doing so the next time. What do you think?!

Side note 2: The Planner Inserts page got a little makeover. It started to get too crowded there so I simplified things a bit. I think it's way easier that way to find stuff on that page now.

Also in the last week of December 2017 I bought some cute crafty thingies that I wanted to share with you - see video below:

Happy Craftin' my friends!